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  • People of the Book

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Geraldine Brooks
    • Narrated By Edwina Wren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1027)
    Performance
    (482)
    Story
    (475)

    This ambitious, electrifying work traces the harrowing journey of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a beautifully illuminated Hebrew manuscript created in 15th-century Spain.

    When it falls to Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, to conserve this priceless work, the series of tiny artifacts she discovers in its ancient binding - an insect wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair - only begin to unlock its deep mysteries.

    Yvette says: "Amazing, fabulous, wonderful!!!"
    "Good Book - Find another narrator"
    Overall

    The story was very good, but the narrator was pretty awful. As a perky little Aussie, she was just fine, but her ability to duplicate any other accent apparently doesn't exist. The Spaniards all sounded like lisping Boris Badenovs. The Italians all sounded like they'd just had "some-a-spicy meat-a-ball." I kept at it because of the story, but I can't recommend this version.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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